It’s pretty obvious that trap music has become the latest genre buzz, much like moombahton last year. With every new musical spinoff, there are always those who say the new sound doesn’t qualify as its own genre and that it’s just a passing fad. Although trap did originate in southern rap, it’s been experimenting and morphing into something of its own by fusing the core of hip hop beats and with edgier EDM elements. Anything fresh and creative faces similar scrutiny in its early days; in other words, haters gon’ hate, but we appreciate.
One of the finest pioneers of this new style goes by the name of Baauer. His first release, Harlem Shake, stands as one of the finest trap tunes to date and really earned him favor with Diplo and Flosstradamus, who helped popularize the tune in their sets. Speaking of Flosstradamus, Baauer recently dealt a remix of Rollup on Fool’s Gold that pops open a can of madness. While the original makes great use of calming, retro pads, Baauer’s version explodes ruthlessly with chopped up sirens and ridiculous bong rip samples. This beat is hot, so grab it here off Soundcloud for free!